Legacy Society

Houston Symphony Legacy Society

For over a century, the Houston Symphony has inspired and enriched the lives of Houstonians and been a source of pride for our city. Preserving and building upon the accomplishments of our orchestra is the mission of the Legacy Society, whose members have made provisions for the Symphony in their estate plans.

The Legacy Society was co-founded in 1996 by two visionary board members—Stewart Orton and Walter W. Sapp. They understood how critical a strong endowment is to the stability and growth of our orchestra and that one of the most effective ways to build the Houston Symphony Endowment is through planned giving. Planned or deferred gifts can also potentially provide donors with a variety of tax and estate benefits to meet individual needs. Examples of these types of gifts are naming the Houston Symphony Endowment as a beneficiary in a will, qualified retirement plan, or life insurance policy. More complex gifts include establishing a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust.

A planned charitable gift to the Houston Symphony is an investment in our orchestra and a gift to future generations. The benefits of membership in the Legacy Society include public recognition (if desired), invitation to an exclusive appreciation event and admission to the Houston Symphony's Patron Lounge.

Legacy Society Members

The Houston Symphony would like to extend its deepest thanks to the members of the Legacy Society—and with their permission, we are pleased to acknowledge them here.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Steven Covington at 713-337-8532 or scov@houstonsymphony.org for more information on creating a legacy gift and becoming a member of the Legacy Society.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Houston Symphony in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID below.
  4. Let us celebrate your gift! Complete the Legacy Society Gift Intention Letter online.

Legal Name: Houston Symphony Endowment
Address: 615 Louisiana Street, Suite 102, Houston, TX 77002
Federal Tax ID Number: 20-8350227

Betty and Jesse Tutor

Betty and Jesse Tutor, Chairs, Houston Symphony Legacy Society

Photo credit: Priscilla Dickson